block plane


: a small plane made with the blade set at a lower pitch than other planes and used chiefly on end grains of wood

Examples of block plane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chamfer the ends with a block plane [8]. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 31 July 2021 They are trimmed flush to the panel surfaces with a block plane after the glue has set [1]. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 13 Feb. 2021 Otherwise, do the rounding over with a block plane and sander. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 13 Feb. 2021 Gently knock off any sharp corners with a block plane or a sanding block and 120-grit paper. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2020 Next, use a block plane and lightly skim the cleat tops to produce a level surface. Thomas Klenck, Popular Mechanics, 20 June 2020 Complete each tenon by working down to the scribe lines using a shoulder plane, block plane, and a chisel. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 25 Feb. 2020 Next, carefully examine the face (the 3-inch width) of each piece and use a block plane to remove any small bumps where two pieces of veneer overlap. Richard Romanski, Popular Mechanics, 18 Jan. 2020 Stanley Block Plane New woodworkers and pros appreciate this indispensable hand tool, Stanley’s low-angle block plane. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 15 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of block plane was in 1837

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“Block plane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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